If done properly, internships are certainly worth it. They’re a great way to make contacts within an industry. You may also find the job or sector isn’t what you expected, but you’ll leave with a better idea of what you want to do next. The experience on your CV will be valuable too. This is applicable to all fields, including law.
There are enough good internships available (see here) that you don’t have to work for an exploitative employer. You shouldn’t work for nothing, and equally, you shouldn’t have to do menial work that doesn’t help you progress.
Work for an employer who’ll value you enough to pay you and give you interesting, useful tasks.
Umang graduated from NUJS in 2019. After that, he worked at L&L Partners before taking up the role of an Editorial Head at Lawctopus. You can find him on Twitter @UmangPod, and read some of his other writings at twodsinapodd.wordpress.com.
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